Agenda

Audit
Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room 2 - The Forum. View directions

Contact: Jim Doyle 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest

 

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a personal interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered -

 

(i)            must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent

 

and, if the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, or a personal interest which is also prejudicial

 

(ii)        may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter (and must withdraw to the public seating area) unless they have been granted a dispensation.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Members’ Register of Interests, or is not the subject of a pending notification, must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and prejudicial interests are defined in Part 2 of the Code of Conduct For Members

 

[If a member is in any doubt as to whether they have an interest which should be declared they should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer before the start of the meeting]

 

3.

Minutes and Actions

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting and consider the actions

3a

Minutes - Audit - 22-11-17 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

4.

Public Participation

An opportunity for members of the public to make statements and ask questions in accordance with the rules as to Public Participation

 

5.

Strategic Risk Register - Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

6.

Dacorum Borough Council PSA - Certification letter 2017 Signed pdf icon PDF 218 KB

7.

External Audit Plan 2017-18 - Grant Thornton pdf icon PDF 394 KB

8.

Internal Audit Progress Report - February 2018 pdf icon PDF 460 KB

9.

Internal Audit - Service Reports pdf icon PDF 479 KB

The following reports are included for consideration;

 

·         Community Contracts

 

·         NNDR

 

·         Council Tax

 

·         Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support (Parts 1 & 2)

 

Additional documents:

10.

Audit Committee Work programme - Feb 2018 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

11.

Exclusion of the Public

To consider passing a resolution in the following terms:

 

That, under s.100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A Part 1 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 the public be excluded during the items in Part 2 of the Agenda for this meeting, because it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, that, if members of the public were present during the items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Council and particular persons.

 

12.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support (Part 2).

Internal Audit Recommendation on Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support (See item 9)

13.

Annual Review of Risk Based Verification 2018